Monday, December 17, 2012
A 19-year-old Topeka man who was left a paraplegic after an accident that killed a passenger in his car is scheduled to be sentenced to prison this week.
Hunter Hillmer is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for reckless second-degree murder for a March 19 accident that killed 15-year-old Madison Naill. He also was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and aggravated battery for injuries sufferd by a second passenger.
State corrections officials tell The Topeka Capital-Journal paralyzed inmates are housed at various facilities, and are kept in the general population.
Corrections department spokesman Jeremy Barclay says the state pays only slightly more to house a paralyzed inmate, mostly to buy necessary equipment.
Barclay said several paralyzed inmates might be transferred to Oswego when it reopens next month.